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James A Cartreine
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115


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Research Narrative:

Dr. James Cartreine is a licensed clinical psychologist and a researcher in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Program on Behavioral Informatics and eHealth, based in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Cartreine is also an interactive media and video producer. He has combined his background in psychology and media to create a suite of interactive media programs to help astronauts manage the stresses of long-duration space missions. He has been PI on 3 large grants to develop the infrastructure of the system, to build a computer-automated treatment for depression, and now to develop a program to help manage conflicts between astronauts. Dr. Cartreine has also led the development of an interactive media program to manage chronic stress and co-developed programs to teach HIV prevention counseling and to help cancer patients manage the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. He is an instructor in psychiatry at HMS, and joined the staff of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2010.


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Rose RD, Buckey JC, Zbozinek TD, Motivala SJ, Glenn DE, Cartreine JA, Craske MG. A randomized controlled trial of a self-guided, multimedia, stress management and resilience training program. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Feb; 51(2):106-12.

2. Cartreine JA, Chang TE, Seville JL, Sandoval L, Moore JB, Xu S, Hegel MT. Using Self-Guided Treatment Software (ePST) to Teach Clinicians How to Deliver Problem-Solving Treatment for Depression. Depress Res Treat. 2012; 2012:309094.

3. Cartreine JA, Locke SE, Buckey JC, Sandoval L, Hegel MT. Electronic problem-solving treatment: description and pilot study of an interactive media treatment for depression. JMIR Res Protoc. 2012 Sep 25; 1(2):e11.

4. Cartreine JA, Ahern DK, Locke SE. A roadmap to computer-based psychotherapy in the United States. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2010 Mar-Apr; 18(2):80-95.

5. Carter, James A. (Editor) . Computer Applications in Behavioral Health: Best Practices for Development and Evaluation. 2008.

6. Carter JA, Buckey JC, Greenhalgh L, Holland AW, Hegel MT. An interactive media program for managing psychosocial problems on long-duration spaceflights. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2005 Jun; 76(6 Suppl):B213-23.

7. Carter, JA. The Criterion-Based Development Model for self-instructional training programs. The Behavior Therapist. 2005.

8. Furstenberg CT, Carter JA, Henderson JV, Ahles TA. Formative evaluation of a multimedia program for patients about the side effects of cancer treatment. Patient Educ Couns. 2002 May; 47(1):57-62.

9. Carter, JA, Seville, JL. Mastering chronic pain: The CD-ROM. [Software review]. Journal of Pain Symptom Management. 1998; 16:271-272.